Saturday I did some errands during the day and then went to Shanghai restaurant for a "Late CNY celebration" deal. The guy who invited me works here and I met him at the gym and mentioned how I like to eat Chinese food, so he invited me. I think the group was mostly people from his church. But they weren't all crazy and I got to show off my xiao long bao knowledge so it was fun. Excellent xlb too at this place, probably the best I've had in Dallas yet. Plenty of soup in the dumplings, none of which had broken skins before arrival. Also a pretty nice crispy chicken and only $15 total.
Sunday I had to make baklava for the potluck. I had made the syrup the night before after dinner, finally managing to cook it long enough to get the proper thickness. If the syrup is too runny, the baklava will be "wet" looking and soggy, which is undesirable. I think I managed to cook the baklava long enough without having to open the door a lot too. It took about 2 hours to make which made me a bit late for the pot luck but I wasn't the last to arrive or anything. The chicks were pretty much raving about the baklava and I sent a bunch of them home with the extras. I got some pretty good beef, some decent curry chicken, chicken liver and heart (I prefer the liver) and a couple interesting vegetable dishes. Oh and the two main things, oden and okonomiyaki. I thought the okonomiyaki was actually pretty good so we might have that again. I will need to come up with a new dish though. I'm tired of making baklava for the most part.
Sarah Connor Chronicles...the cyborg chick is totally gonna go bad. I love it.
My parents are coming to town Friday. I'm taking them out to a nice but small restaurant well regarded for the chef's use of local ingredients. I'm pretty excited about that. I still haven't figured out what we're going to do Saturday. Maybe go to Fort Worth. My mom wants to get some sunshine.
Another guy from my gym that I talk to all the time somehow talked me into training for a strongman competition with him. He just competed in his first last weekend and placed 3rd which is pretty impressive. I don't think I'll compete but I suppose the training should be good for me. It will certainly be brutal. 6 days a week, 4 heavy, 2 light, and 2 cardio sessions mixed in. Oi. Best not to think about that.
Work is boring as fuck. Stupid broken crap nobody cares about. Hence the diary.
Going to Hot Springs for the annual trip to the races. Hopefully that's fun. I'm determined to finally get some damn barbecue from McClard's this year.
NBA playoffs are gonna be real interesting this year. I'm already getting excited. Went to two Pistons games this year, saw them crush Houston in Detroit and get bludgeoned by Dallas here. All these "experts" picking LA really irritate me. How can they forget San Antonio who is always there every year? All they care about is whether the finals have "stars" or not. Fucking lame.
The Cowboys need to draft Felix Jones.
No good anime to watch atm. Just finished Dennou Coil, which was probably the best anime to come out in 2007. There's a shit-ton of formulaic, boring new anime and unfortunately I seem to have watched most of the classics.
I calculated the odds of me getting some this year at being right around 50%, probably a little less. This is based on me getting some in 2001, 2005, and 2007. On one hand, the time in between is decreasing. On the other, I'm probably due to not get any this year. I dunno why its so damn hard to find a chick to make out with me. Except that I don't really know any single chicks, maybe thats why.
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